About Massachusetts College of Liberal
At MCLA, we're here for all - and focused on each - of our
students. As a 2023 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught by
educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their
students thrive on every level of their lives. Nearly 93% of our
graduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the best
grad schools in the country. We engage in the most nationally
relevant conversations by hosting some of the most celebrated
thinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires of
Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking
trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is
brimming with creative energy and the regional economy is booming
as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA
is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a
communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is seeking Exam
Proctors for the Office of Disability Resources & Academic
Support. Exam Proctors ensure that students receive appropriate
accommodations under the Americans with Disability Act during
testing in academic subjects. Exam Proctors are responsible for
maintaining of testing materials and the integrity of the testing
Exam proctors will work under supervision of the Office of
Disability Resources. Weekly hours will be determined based on
student need. There will be a mandatory paid training for these
Exam proctors are temporary, part-time, renewable positions which
are paid on an hourly basis. The rate of pay is $15/hour.
Summary of key responsibilities
- Verify student identification.
- Maintain security of all testing materials.
- Remind students of policies and procedures regarding proctored
- Read and understand instructions for exams.
- Inform students of exam requirements, as described in exam
- Ensure a secure testing environment, including requiring
students to power down and store cell phones and other electronic
- Prepare exam room and ensure that room is supplied with
- Distribute testing materials.
- Supervise students taking exams, remain observant and attentive
at all times during testing period.
- Track time for exam period and ensure that exam is complete at
the appropriate time.
- Maintain confidentially regarding students taking exams.
- Follow appropriate procedures in cases of suspected violations
of academic integrity.
- Ensure that completed testing materials are kept secure and are
delivered to Disability Resources in a timely way.
- Occasionally as an Exam Proctor you may be asked to perform the
role of a reader or a scribe.
The role of a reader:
- A reader reads aloud to a student any exam papers, any
instructions, and any answers that the student has dictated.
- A reader may only read what the student asks to be read.
- A reader may only read when the student asks.
- A reader must stop reading when the student tells to stop.
- The reader may read aloud the question to the student as many
times as needed.
- Communication between the reader and the student is permitted
only when the reader needs to ask the student what paragraph or
question to read again in case the student was not clear.
- A reader must read the exam paper exactly how it is written and
is not allowed to rephrase or explain the content of the
- The reader should under no circumstances prompt the student
with regard to the content of the exam answer.
The role of a scribe:
- A scribe writes down a student's dictated answers to questions
in an examination. In some cases, a scribe can act as a reader as
- The scribe may type or hand-write a student's answer. This
needs to be agreed upon.
- The scribe must write exactly what the student tells them to
write, and must not paraphrase or edit the student's answers (even
if he/she thinks that the answer doesn't make sense).
- The scribe/reader (at a student's request) can read back the
answers so that the student can edit their work if necessary.
- Generally, the scribe is responsible for spelling unless
otherwise has been agreed. However, the student should be prepared
to spell any technical words and give the main punctuation.
- The student may ask the scribe to alter either at any time and
the scribe must comply.
- The scribe should make sure all details (name, candidate
number, etc) are correctly completed.
- The scribe should make sure all answers are clearly
- The scribe should make sure that any materials deleted by the
student are cleared or crossed through.
The following points are NOT negotiable:
- The scribe/reader should under no circumstances indicate by any
word or action that he/she thinks the student has made a mistake.
This includes gestures, hesitation, speech or written word.
- The scribe/reader should under no circumstances prompt the
student with regard to the content of the exam answer.
- Communication between the scribe/reader and the student is
permitted only when:
- The scribe asks the student to slow the pace of dictation
because he/she is unable to keep up.
- The scribe needs to ask for repetition of a phrase he/she has
forgotten or words that he/she did not hear or understand.
- AA degree.
- Experience in teaching, test administration, and/or higher
- Ability to give written and oral instructions, and to
communicate well and professionally with a diverse student body,
faculty, and staff.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and to exercise discretion
in handling confidential information.
- Some daytime, evening, and weekend availability is
This is a part-time, on call position. There is no guarantee of
hours. Individuals from under-represented groups are strongly
encouraged. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts strongly encourages employees
to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. The Centers for
Disease Control recommendation is that everyone aged 6 and up
should get 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine,
regardless of whether they've received any original COVID-19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts complies with the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodations to
qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. Should you
need to request a reasonable accommodation for the application
process, please email Barbara Chaput, Chief Human Resources
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is deeply committed to
fostering a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and
inclusion. We provide equal access to educational, co-curricular
and employment opportunities for all applicants, students, and
employees regardless of race, color, religion, national origin,
age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, genetic information, marital or parental status,
veteran status, or membership in any other legally protected class.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on the
basis of sex in any educational program or activity that they
operate, which extends to admission and employment.
Inquiries about Title IX, Equal Opportunity, or ADA/504 and other
non-discrimination policies may be directed to MCLA's Title IX
Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer, to the Assistant
Secretary of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights,
Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer
375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247
Phone: (413) 662-5571
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
33 Arch Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02119-1424
Telephone: (617) 289-0111; FAX: (617) 289-0150; TDD (877)
Interested candidates must apply electronically and should submit a
letter of interest and resume by clicking on the APPLY NOW button